12TH ANNUAL OJAI VALLEY LAVENDER FESTIVAL
Saturday, June 26, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Featuring over 100 food and product vendors and a full schedule of activities including live music, games, prizes, speakers, sampling, workshops, demonstrations and more, the communitywide celebration of everything lavender returns to Ojai. Libbey Park, Downtown Ojai. For more information, visit www.ojaivalleylavenderfestival.org.
VENTURA COUNTY GREEK FESTIVAL
Friday, June 26 through Sunday, June 28.
Experience Greek culture, food and fun at this annual event celebrating all things Greek. Greek dance will be presented as part of the weekend’s activities accompanied by traditional music. A craft fair will also be held. $3-$5. Camarillo Freedom Park, 515 Eubanks St., Camarillo. For more information, visit www.vcgreekfestival.org.
VINTAGE TRAILER SHOW
Saturday, June 27 from10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Murphy Auto Museum third annual Vintage Trailer Show will feature more than 30 vintage trailers, many towed by classic cars and spectacularly restored. Some will remain on exhibit through June 28. $10. Murphy Auto Museum, 2230 Statham Blvd., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.murphyautomuseum.org.
BOOK LAUNCH PARTY AUTHOR LORI LANSENS 6-9 p.m. Lansens will sign copies of her latest novel “The Mountain Story”, a survival tale taking place in the mountains above Palm Springs. Agoura Hills Recreation and Event Center, 29900 Ladyface Ct., Agoura Hills. For more information, visit www.91301.org.
PETER MORGAN’S THE AUDIENCE 7 p.m. Recorded live during the original run of the production in London’s West End, The Audience stars Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II. $13-$15. Century RiverPark 16, 2766 Seaglass Way, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
“POWER OF POSITIVE PARENTING” 6-8 p.m. This free seminar for parents and caregivers of children aged 6 – 12 will discuss raising confident and competent children. 1692 Sycamore Dr., Simi Valley. For more information, visit www.rsrpd.org.
VENTURA COUNTY ROSE SOCIETY MEETING 7 p.m. Suzanne Horn, a “master consulting Rosarian,” will present “Growing Roses in Containers”. Ventura County Office of Education Conference Center, 5100 Adolfo Rd., Camarillo. For more information, visit www.venturarose.org.
GOOD MORNING VIETNAM 7:15 p.m. Robin Williams stars in this film about a Vietnam War-era radio host, screened to coincide with the museum’s Vietnam exhibit. $5-$7. Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.venturamuseum.org.
MOVIES IN THE PARK: THE BOXTROLLS 8 p.m. A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator. Rancho Simi Recreation & Park District, 556 Lake Park Dr., Simi Valley. For more information, visit www.rsrpd.org.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL FUNDRAISER 6-8 p.m. A fundraiser will be held in support of the St. Vincent de Paul organization. Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, call 643-3154.
AMA SPEEDWAY MOTORCYCLE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 3 p.m. Ventura will host round two of the American Motorcyclists Association’s national championship. Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. For more information, visit www.venturaraceway.com.
AMIRA & SAM 4:30 p.m. A charming comedy/drama about a U.S. army veteran’s unlikely romance with an Iraqi woman. $7-$10. Matilija Auditorium, 703 El Paseo, Ojai. For more information, visit www.ojaifilmsociety.org.
“DEFEAT THE DROUGHT” WATER CONSERVATION EXPO 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin and the City of Thousand Oaks will host this expo featuring workshops, speakers and more. Civic Arts Plaza Courtyard, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. For more information, visit www.civicartsplaza.com.
FAMILY CAMP OUT IN THE PARK 2 p.m. Camp out at Rancho Simi Community Park with park rangers, dinner, games and activities and breakfast in the morning. $10 per person. Rancho Simi Community Park, 765 Royal Ave., Simi Valley. For more information, visit www.rsrpd.org.
FOCUS ON THE MASTERS PRESENTS “AN EVENING WITH DOUGLAS LOCHNER” 6-7:30 p.m. An interview with minimalist sculptor Douglas Lochner hosted by Donna Granata. $5-$10. Brooks Institute Screening Room, 5301 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura. For more information, visit www.FocusOnTheMasters.com.
HERB WALK AND NATIVE LANDSCAPING WORKSHOP 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Join Ojai native plant guide Lanny Kaufer and landscape contractor Jessica Thompson for an herb walk and native landscaping workshop. $30. Cluff Vista Park, 324 W. Ojai Ave., Ojai. For more information, visit www.HerbWalks.com.
VENTURA ISLE MARINA ANNUAL SWAP MEET 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Find nautical items, gear to have fun on the sea and more at this annual swap meet. 1363 Spinnaker Dr., Ventura Harbor. For more information, visit www.venturaharborvillage.com.
CAMARILLO RANCH NINTH ANNUAL CAR SHOW AND BREWFEST 12-4 p.m. Food trucks, car show, craft beer tastings and more will be held plus live music. $5-$20. Camarillo Ranch, 201 Camarillo Ranch Rd., Camarillo. For more information, visit www.camarilloranch.org.
SIMI STRING COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA 3:30 p.m. A group of local dedicated musicians will play a variety of instruments. Simi Valley Public Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Rd., Simi Valley. For more information, visit www.Simivalleylibrary.org.
VENTURA FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY CUT-A-THON 10 a.m.-5 p.m. All proceeds from shampoos & blow dries, haircuts and mini facials will benefit the Friends of the Library. Ash Street North Salon, 12 N. Ash St., Ventura. For more information, call 643-4362.
CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA 3:30 p.m. (and 6:30 p.m.). In this French film, an aging actress is cast as the villain in a stage play opposite a young starlet twenty years after her break through role as the play’s protagonist. $6.75-$10. Plaza Cinemas 14, 255 W. 5th St., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.oxnardfilmsociety.org.
EDION MUSARITY TOUR: AN EVENING OF MUSIC AND ART 5-7 p.m. Music by Ray Barbee and art by various local artists will be hosted in support of Project Understanding. Minimum one can of food donation for entry. Homegrown Surf Shop, 811 E Thompson Blvd., Ventura. For more information, visit www.eidonsurf.com.
WEAVING THE PAST: JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY 6:30 p.m. This documentary follows filmmaker Walter Dominguez on a quest to uncover and record the life story of his grandfather. A Q&A with the filmmaker will also be held. $5-$10. Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.venturamusem.org.
“WE WRITE ONE ACTS” FESTIVAL 7 p.m. Four one acts will be presented, written by Richard Camp, Wendell Jones, Christine Rosensteel and Lisa Snider. $5 donation. Ojai Art Center Gallery, 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai. For more information, visit www.ojaiartcenter.org.
INDEPENDENCE DAY DANCE 12:30-2:30 p.m. This free dance for mature adults featuring live entertainment will be hosted by the Pleasant Valley Senior Center. Community Center Auditorium, 1605 E. Burnley St., Camarillo. For more information, visit www.pvrpd.org.
“SOLARIZE OJAI VALLEY” WORKSHOP 6-7:30 p.m. Learn more about the program designed to offer Ojai Valley residents discounts on solar panel installation. Oak View Park & Resource Center, 555 Mahoney Ave., Oak View. For more information, call 669-8445.
“THRIVE: HOW TO MOVE FROM SURVIVING TO THRIVING” 6-8 p.m. Clay Clark, the “Jim Carrey of entrepreneurship” will present this informative seminar. Camarillo Public Library, 4101 Las Posas Rd., Camarillo. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/Thrive15.
“SALUTE TO OUR VETERANS” EVENT 11 a.m. A ceremony recognizing residents of Cypress Place, as well as members of the public, who served their country, including a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. Cypress Place Senior Living, 1200 Cypress Point Ln., Ventura. For more information, visit www.cypressplaceseniorliving.com.
PEOPLE SAY WE’RE IN LOVE Friday, June 26, 6:30 p.m. Buckles and Bows square dancers team up with cast members from Cabrillo Music Theatre’s upcoming production of Oklahoma will present an outdoor concert of music and dance. Free. Westlake Village Civic Center, 31200 Oak Crest Drive, Westlake Village.
MEASURE FOR MEASURE June 26-28. Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival presents one of the Bard’s “problem” plays, categorized as such because though it’s tagged as a comedy, it deals with unamusing issues. $20, free for people younger than 18. Kingsmen Park at Cal Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. 493-3014 or www.kingsmenshakespeare.org.
THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE Through July 12. Elite Theatre Company presents the award-winning musical comedy about an eclectic group of tweeners (played by adults) who vie for the spelling championship title of a lifetime. 2731 S. Victoria Ave., Oxnard. 483-5118 or www.elitetheatre.org.
DREAMGIRLS Through June 28. High Street Arts Center presents the popular musical based on the successes of Motown acts like the Supremes, the Shirelles, James Brown and others. The production has garnered numerous Tony and Grammy awards. $16-20. 45 E. High St., Moorpark, www.highstreetsartscenter.com.
THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Through June 28. Camarillo Skyway Playhouse presents the hilarious Tony-winning musical about a play coming to life in a man’s apartment. For tickets, call 388-5716 or go to drowsyCSP.brownpapertickets.com.
INTO THE WOODS Through July 12. Actors’ Repertory Theatre of Simi presents the Stephen Sondheim musical fairy tale. ASL interpreted performance on Friday, July 10, 8 p.m. Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. 583-7900 or www.simi-arts.org.
VENTURA IMPROV Ongoing Fridays and Saturdays: Ventura Improv Company (VIC) presents hilarious improvisational comedy. All shows are in a competitive comedy improv format where the improvisers are given challenges by the show’s host or director. The audience can judge the action! Saturday shows feature experienced veteran players. 34 N. Palm St., Ventura. 643-5701, www.venturaimprov.com.
COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL June 28 through Aug. 30. A So. Cal Summer. 147 N. Brent St., 1st Floor. www.buenaventuragallery.org.
ART TALK June 27, 11 a.m. The Ojai Studio Artists present talks by plein air painter Christine Beirne and photographer Cindy Pitou Burton. Ojai Valley Museum, 130 W. Ojai Ave., 640-1390.
GALERIE 102 June 27 through July 26. “Constant Change” photography by Aaron Farley. Opening reception on Saturday, June 27, 5-7 p.m.
GALLERY 525 June 27 through July 25. “Glimpse: Summer Small Works Exhibition,” featuring works no larger than 10 inches in all mediums. Opening reception on Saturday, June 27, 5-8 p.m. 525 W. El Roblar Drive, Ojai. 701-1156 or www.gallery525.com.
PORCH GALLERY June 25 through Aug. 2. “Balance” a solo exhibition by renowned calligrapher/Kanji artist Souun Takeda. 310 E. Matilija Ave., Ojai, www.porchgalleryojai.com.
BANK OF AMERICA Through July 4. Various works by local artists, including Beatrice Wood, Michael Voss, Warren Gauvin, Jon Nelson and many more. Curated by Randall Richman. 507 E. Main St., Ventura.
BUENAVENTURA GALLERY Through July 11: Member Show. Ongoing. The California Heritage Collection includes early California art by significant regionalist artists from the early 1900s through the mid-twentieth century. 700 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura. 648-1235 or www.buenaventuragallery.org or www.californiaheritagecollection.com.
CARNEGIE ART MUSEUM Through Aug. 23. “Subtraction=Abstraction: The Paintings of William Wray 2006-2015.” Opening reception on June 13, 5-7 p.m. 424 S. C Street, Oxnard. 385-8157 or www.carnegieam.org.
COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Through June 28. “Gardens and Flowers.” 147 N. Brent St., first floor, Ventura. More at www.buenaventuragallery.org.
FARMER AND THE COOK Through July 26. “Let it Go Lapis” a solo exhibition by Celeste M. Evans featuring paintings, mixed media and photography. Celeste M. Evans graduated from California Institute of the Arts in 2011 with a BFA in Art. 339 W. El Roblar Drive, Ojai. 640-9608 or www.celesteevans.com.
FOX FINE JEWELRY Through July 19. Longtime Ventura artist Susan Cook and SCIART Executive Director Karen Geiger explore flowers in the two-woman show “Pods.” 560 E. Main St., Ventura. 652-1800 or www.foxfinejewelry.com.
LATITUDES FINE ART GALLERY Ongoing: The photographic collections of Steve Munch and Stephanie Hogue, including color and black and white images of local landmarks, beautiful scenery and coastal wildlife. Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. 401 E. Main St., Ventura, 279-1221, www.latitudesfineart.com.
MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY Through Aug. 9 “We Remember: Ventura County to Vietnam and Back,” a tribute to Ventura County’s Vietnam veterans. Curator’s discussion on June 3. Through Oct. 11: “A Worse Place Than Hell: The Changing Face of Abraham Lincoln,” new figures by George Stuart. Ongoing: Permanent exhibitions include a collection of artifacts from Chumash Indian life, the George Stuart Historical Figures® and various fine-art pieces by local artists. Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; First Fridays, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. 100 E. Main St., Ventura. 653-0323 or www.venturamuseum.org.
OJAI ART CENTER Through July 8. “What Does Peace Look Like?” a juried photography exhibit where the concept of peace is conveyed through images. 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai, www.ojaiartcenter.org.
OJAI VALLEY MUSEUM Through July 5. “Condition Report” an exhibition of works by the Ojai Studio Artists. 130 W. Ojai Ave., Ojai. 640-1390 or www.ojaivalleymuseum.org.
OVA ARTS Ongoing. Gallery features fine art and contemporary craft by 39 artists, including Merilee Eaton, Gayel Childress and Peggie Williamson. Ceramic arts, sculpture and textiles by local artisans such as Julie Wellings and Patty McFall are also on display. 108 Signal St., Ojai, 646-5682.
RED BRICK GALLERY Through July 28. “A New Chapter” features a wide variety of artists exploring a fresh perspective on their careers, how the elements of nature impact the world around them and their art. Artist reception on July 17 and 18 for Art Walk. 315 E. Main St., Ventura. 643-6400 or www.redbrickart.com.
SANDBOX COFFEEHOUSE Through July 8. Focus on the Masters Learning to See Art Showcase featuring art by Turning Point Foundation Quality of Life project members. Reception on June 20, 1-3 p.m. 204 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura. 641-1025 or www.focusonthemasters.com.
SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM Through Nov. 8. “John Nava: Selected Paintings and Tapestries” featuring works never before seen in Ventura County by the famed artist and a 16-foot high tapestry he designed as a test for his Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels works. Through July 5: “Next Generation Revisited” celebrates the significance of the relationship between artist and student by exhibiting student works hand-picked by instructors. $10 members, $15 nonmembers. 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula. 525-5554 or www.santapaulaartmuseum.org.
VENTURA COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER Through July 14. Ventura County Arts Council presents “Anything Goes” juried group exhibition on two floors in the Atrium Gallery featuring many of the area’s best loved artists. 800 S. Victoria Ave.
VENTURA COUNTY POTTERS GUILD GALLERY Ongoing: various unique ceramic works by local artists on exhibit and for sale. 1567 Spinnaker Drive, suite 105, Ventura Harbor Village. 644-6800.
VITA ART CENTER Through June 28. “SlingShot Art Forum” a group show featuring the SlingShot artists from Santa Barbara. Reception on Friday, June 5, 6-9 p.m. 432 N. Ventura Ave., Studio 30, Ventura, www.vitaartcenter.com.
WILLIAM ROLLAND GALLERY Through July 30. “A Walk Through Time: American Made Manifest” explores the evolution of a modern American identity curated by students of a college course called Arts Management and Museology. William Rolland Stadium at Cal Lutheran University, 160 Overton Court. 493-3697 or www.callutheran.edu/rolland.
AGRICULTURE MUSEUM Through Jan.“The Dirt on Tractors” a display of rare and still operational machines that exemplify the milestones of the development of the modern tractor. Ongoing: Antique farming equipment and various displays relating to the history of agriculture in Ventura County. Hours: Friday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 926 Railroad Ave., Santa Paula. 525-3100 or www.venturamuseum.org.
AVIATION MUSEUM Ongoing: First Sundays are open to visitors to tour hangars where vintage aircraft and other collections are on display. Free plane rides are also offered to children and youth ages 8 to 17. Santa Paula Airport, 800 Santa Maria St.
CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM Through June 30. “To the Tide Line” features nautical-themed work by 32 artists from Southern California. Ongoing: “Port of Hueneme,” an exhibit two years in the making, and “Dutch Skies: Four Centuries of Seascape Paintings” can be seen in the museum’s redesigned and lighted galleries. Open daily, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 3900 Bluefin Circle in the Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard, 984-6260.
CHANNEL ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK VISITOR CENTER Ongoing: Educational marine life exhibits that detail life on the Channel Islands, and an outdoor garden featuring all-native plant species. 901 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura Harbor. 658-5730.
DUDLEY HOUSE MUSEUM Ongoing. A fully furnished, restored 1892 Victorian farmhouse once owned by a pioneer family in Ventura. Guided tours, 1-4 p.m. every first Sunday. Corner of Loma Vista Road and Ashwood Avenue. 642-3345 or www.dudleyhouse.org.
GULL WINGS CHILDREN’S MUSEUM Ongoing: Hands-on interactive exhibits for children 12 and younger. $5-6. 418 W. Fourth St., Oxnard. 483-3005 or www.gullwings.org.
MULLIN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM Through July 30. Currently on exhibit are more than 20 paintings by seminal art deco artist Gustave Kaitz spanning more than 60 years. Ongoing: A collection of French and art deco-era coach-built automobiles. The museum pays homage specifically to the art deco and machine-age design eras (1918-1941). All tickets must be purchased in advance, online. Hours vary. 1421 Emerson Ave., Oxnard. 385-5400 or www.mullinautomotivemuseum.com.
MURPHY AUTO MUSEUM Ongoing: The Granatelli Motorsports Hall of Fame honors motorsports legends, including Andy “Mister 500” Granatelli. More than 75 vintage cars and trucks from every period on display in 30,000-square-foot facility. Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $5-9. 2230 Statham Blvd., Oxnard. 487-4333, www.murphyautomuseum.org.
RANCHO CAMULOS Ongoing. The storied 1,800-acre rancho that inspired the famed novel Ramona offers tours and historical re-enactments that bring to life its rich cultural and agricultural legacy. Hours: Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. Tours begin at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. $3-5. 5164 E. Telegraph Road, Piru. Closed during inclement weather. 521-1501 or www.ranchocamulos.org.
REAGAN LIBRARY Through Jan. 31. “Football! The Exhibition.” Featuring rare items from the history of the sport. Ongoing: Permanent collection includes exhibits that document President Ronald Reagan’s life, featuring a re-creation of his Western-style oval office, a piece of the Berlin Wall, and Air Force One. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. 800-410-8354, www.reaganfoundation.org.
SEABEE MUSEUM Ongoing. “The Century Before Seabees: The Bureau of Yards and Docks (BuDocks), 1842-1942.” The U.S. Navy Seabee Museum is the second-oldest official Navy museum in the nation. Hours: Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Ventura Road and Sunkist Avenue, in building 100 at Naval Base Ventura County, Port Hueneme.
WORLD WAR II AVIATION MUSEUM Ongoing. Southern California Wing of the Commemorative Air Force hangars featuring World War II aircraft. Flight demonstrations and cockpit viewings. Camarillo Airport, 455 Aviation Drive, Camarillo, 482-0064.